Records: Mayor Benjamin makes $1,000 donation to James Flowers for Richland Co. Sheriff

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WACH) - Richland County Sheriff candidate James Flowers received a $1,000 donation from Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

According to the State Ethics Commission, Benjamin made the contribution March 25.

Despite the contribution, Flowers has not received an official endorsement from the Columbia mayor.

Flowers is challenging incumbent Sheriff Leon Lott, who has been the sheriff in one of the state's largest counties since 1996.

The election between Flowers and Lott will take place June 14.

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